128 stranded Pakistanis return from Uzbekistan

TASHKENT: On 06 April 2020, the Embassy of Pakistan, in Tashkent successfully repatriated 128 stranded Pakistani nationals from Republic of Uzbekistan to Pakistan, through a special flight of Pakistan International Airlines.
As a humanitarian gesture, the same flight also brought back 22 Uzbek nationals from Pakistan. These stranded Pakistani nationals included tourists who came to Republic of Uzbekistan on short-term visa and could not return to Pakistan due to suspension of international flights following COVID-19 outbreak.
During their stay in Uzbekistan, the Embassy of Pakistan, in Tashkent took all necessary steps to ensure complete wellbeing of these Pakistanis.
The Embassy provided food, accommodation and medicines to many of these compatriots.
Whole Embassy personnel were at the Tashkent International Airport during their repatriation to Pakistan in order to avoid any inconvenience to them.
“We are grateful to all relevant authorities of Government of Uzbekistan for their support and cooperation to ensure smooth repatriation of our citizens”, said a press release issued by the embassy. –PR